The landing page of STEMulator, SAAE’s entry for the 2023 CAETS Communication prize

STEMulator, an entry prepared by proSET, a member of the NST Forum, won the national competition and was submitted by SAAE for the international competition. The STEMulator is an e-learning platform which is freely available on the internet to attract students into the STEM world and provide guidance on fields of study and careers. It is a virtual world where youngsters can explore, discover and learn. Although it received very positive comments, Dr. Caitlin Howell, who is affiliated with the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maine, Orono, won the prize with her entry which was titled “Deciphering Nature’s Secrets: Bio-Inspired Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance.” She was nominated by the US National Academy of Engineering. Her entry is available on the CAETS Website. SAAE’s entry is available at